Awards Watch Archive for October, 2009

Best Picture Chart

BEST PICTURE Picture Studio Director Stars Comment The Frontrunners For Nomination 1 Dec 25 Nine TWC Marshall Day-Lewis Et al With all the trouble, still looking like the pedigree choice 2 open Up Disney Docter Petersen – Just have to keep reminding people that its okay to vote animated 3 Dec 18 Avatar Fox Cameron…

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20 Weeks To Go, The Rules Of Ten

The most often considered issue of this year’s Oscar race is, “How will having ten nominees change the game?” And the definitive answer is, “Ask me next April.” Well, even that may be a little blurry. What I can tell you is what has happened so far, which is still very much at the beginning…

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BILL MECHANIC AND ADAM SHANKMAN NAMED OSCAR® TELECAST PRODUCERS

Beverly Hills, CA – Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman will produce the 82nd Academy Awards® telecast, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced today. This will be the first major Oscar show involvement for both men. “I couldn’t be happier to have this talented team on board,” said Sherak. “I’ve known…

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8 Doc Shorts Shortlisted for 2009 Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 82nd Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 37 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to…

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“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho

“But okay, I promise you now that if I ever retire again, I’m going to ensure that I can’t walk it back. I’ll post a series of the most disgusting, offensive, outrageous statements you can ever imagine. That way it will be impossible for me to ever be employed again. No one is going to take my calls. No one is going to want to be seen with me. Oh, it will be scorched earth. I will have torched everything. I’m going to flame out in the most legendary fashion.”
~ Steven Soderbergh